joshwoodward (566) - - AUG 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had a glass on tap at the mikkeller bar in SF. Wow, this is crazy. Super sour and funky, doesnít have many stout flavors except a chocolate sweetness on the finish. Delicious.
Jow (2159) - New York, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at stagshead. Pours deep brown with thin head that dissipates. Nose of vinegar and roasted malts. Nice pucker that smacks u in mouth. Tastes of balsamic, rootbeer, roasted malts, chocolate, port wine, and some plum pit. Nice mouthfeel and quite nice
rubbishystuff (1846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Rockwells, Quite puckery sour. Took me quite a few sips to get used to it. Thin wine like beer and the roasted malt didnít compete. Serving: Tap
ericdevin (773) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a nearly opaque reddish brown, slight tan head. Aroma is pedio, cherries, plums. Body very lively, finish sweet/sour with an overall lactic character too. Very nice!
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best black sour Iíve had. Stout? Not hardly. Only a whiff. Whatever the roasted grain brings to this beer isnít much but they do deliver a slight softness. Pours dark, dark ruby with a small, fizzy light brown head. Thin. Little barrel.
bytemesis (3165) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours deep black with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma is tart cherry, woody, roasted malts. Quite nice actually. Flavor is the same, very light sweetness, medium plus tartness, with just a hint of roasted malts peeking through on the finish. This is clearly a sour-forward beer, with the stout notes barely peeking through, but it is tasty for what it is.
emacgee (4026) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is clean and opaque black with thin wispy tan head Very rich nose, cherry skin notes and a very nice acidity with a touch of toasted grain. Estery nose with a good bit of acetic acid. Very nice acidity in the flavor. Light and very tart.
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a dark brown/black with a little light getting through on the edges and a small bubbly brown head. Very toasty malt note on the nose up front, very tart, red wine, some definite oak, and caramel. Very sour up front on the taste, you get a nice very subtle chocolate/coffee note in there, nice berry flavors in there, balsamic vinegar, oak, somewhat earthy malty notes I canít place my finger on, and thereís almost a smoky taste too. Interesting idea. I donít get very much from it that reminds me of a stout. The closest comparison I could give would be a flanders red, but much maltier.
ChinoSkillzian (163) - The Hills, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber with minimal head. Aromas of fig, molassas, prune, chocolate, and a bit of green/vegetal. Taste is light heat, balsamic, wood, and sour red wine. The habanero is subtle and well balanced.
PapaSkeetSkeet (808) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2013 Dark-chocolate brown with shimmering ruby when down to an inch. A fine crema-like head, light-light brown that fades slowly to a mm film, then to a pachy, swirliness. Beautiful. Aroma: tart dry oak and bark. tamarind. hint of cinnamon and black licorice. milk. maple syrup. Light-medium body. Flavor is ground wood dust and an explosion of sour, balanced and delightful, electric shock on my lymph nodes. Nurse this one to the last drop. Grows on you. Small amount of fluid for big flavor. Not super roasty amazingly! great!